- 23rd Aug 2008
- 241mm x 163mm x 19mm
Professor David Nicholas MPhil PhD is Director of the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London, where he is also Director of the UCL Centre for Publishing and a director of the CIBER research group. He is a member of the British Library Research Board and Editor of Aslib Proceedings. Dr Ian Rowlands BSc MSc PhD is Reader in Publishing at the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London, where he is also an active member of the UCL Centre for Publishing and of the CIBER research group. He recently led the Google Generation project for The British Library and JISC.
"There is no doubt that the information professions would benefit from reviewing and reenergizing their customer orientation, and this book offers a wide range of valuable insights on the behaviour of the digital information consumer from one of the leading teams of information behaviour researchers in the UK…this book is to be recommended, and should be obligatory reading for all information professions."
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
"Overall, this is an important, even seminal work...The book is well designed and easy to read with a clear layout and a good index. At one point, somewhat flippantly, the authors suggest that for many, serious reading is only undertaken on holiday; if that is the case you could do worse than to pack this enjoyable read in your luggage."
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
"Buy the book: it is an important review of the state of the art in these early years of the 21st century and worth its price."